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Google Pixel 2 XL

  • Stunning camera
  • The best version of Android
  • Minimal bezel
  • Feels great to hold
  • Lifeless screen
Key Features
  • Review Price: £799
  • 6-inch QHD+ display
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • Snapdragon 835
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB storage
What is the Google Pixel 2 XL?
For the second year running, the larger of the two Pixel devices released by Google is the more enticing.While the Pixel 2 sticks to a familiar blueprint, the Pixel 2 XL takes mimics the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone X and LG V30 by slimming down the bezel and extending the display.Google has crafted a fantastic phone with a stunning camera, but there’s still work to be done – especially will the slightly dodgy OLED display.

Google Pixel 2 XL price

Pricing for the Google Pixel 2 XL starts at £799 for the 64GB model and rises to £899 for the 128GB option.
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Google Pixel 2 XL – Design



It’s hard to cover the Google Pixel 2 XL’s looks without comparing it to the competition. For a long time, smartphones were rectangular slabs of metal with a big bezel running around the display and a prominent chin and forehead. All this changed when Samsung unleashed the Galaxy S8, which saw the slimming of that bezel right down and a screen that stretched edge-to-edge.
The Google Pixel 2 XL doesn’t really fit into either category. I’m sure some will claim that it features a bezel-less display – but in reality, it doesn’t. Like the LG V30 and Galaxy S8, the Pixel 2 XL has an 18:9 display with rounded corners – but unlike those devices, there’s still a prominent bezel around its sides. This makes the Pixel 2 XL feel big, and more comparable to the Galaxy Note 8 in terms of size.At least the bezel serves a purpose in the Pixel 2 XL. Above and below the display sit decent-sounding, front-firing stereo speakers, plus Google has added pressure-sensitive edges that will invoke the Assistant with a squeeze of the sides.
Opting to make a bigger handset requires deeper thought with regards to the design considerations elsewhere. Samsung, LG and Huawei have all started to heavily curve the rear of their devices, helping them feel more comfortable in the hand. Google has done the same, but not to the same extent. As a result, the Pixel 2 XL feels more difficult to

Google Pixel 2

  • Truly amazing camera
  • The best version of Android
  • Nice display
  • Boring design
  • Huge bezel

Key Features
  • Review Price: £629
  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Snapdragon 835
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • USB-C
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 9-megapixel selfie camera
  • Active Edge
What is the Google Pixel 2?
The Pixel 2 is basically Google’s second attempt at creating an Android version of the iPhone 8 and a proper competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Instead of focusing solely on top-end specs and including every feature imaginable, it aims to aims to offer users the cleanest Android experience possible.

For the most part this means you’re getting the best of Google in a phone; however, there remain a few areas where improvement is still needed.
Pixel 2 price
The Google Pixel 2 will start at £629/$649 for 64GB, rising to £729/$749 for the 128GB model

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Google Pixel 2 Design

The smaller of the two Pixel devices is rumoured to have been made by HTC – to a Google design, of course – but there’s very little of the Taiwanese firm’s DNA in this phone. Actually, the Google Pixel 2 feels very different to any other Android phone I’ve used this year.Even though it’s constructed from aluminium, the back has a stoney-like finish. It’s harsh and textured; strange at first but, ultimately, super-nice. It’s far grippier in the hand than shiny aluminium and isn’t as slippery when sat on a table the same way a glass back is. Neither does it appear to pick up fingerprints. It does give the impression that it might scratch off over time, but we’ll have to wait and see if that becomes an issue.
Like the previous Pixel, there’s a glass ‘shade’ just above the metal covering the camera sensor and flash. Aside from adding contrast to the metal, this is where all the cellular and Wi-Fi antennas live. Giving them plenty of space should help connectivity, but it also means there are no antenna bands elsewhere. Hopefully this glass panel will be less prone to scratching – which was a real issue with the first device.